How to Reach Mcleodganj, Dharamshala From Delhi, Mumbai, Pune & Other Cities

Mcleodganj is one of the very popular distinctions in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, which is famous for trekking, camping, monasteries, meditation, and there is much more else to explore.

Mcleodganj is well connected with the roads, air, and railway, so you can easily reach here.

How to Reach Mcleodganj, Dharamshala

In this post, I am going to tell you how you can reach Mcleodganj from different parts of India.

  • Nearest Airport: Gaggal Airport (18 Km from Mcleodganj)
  • Nearest Railways Station: Pathankot Railway Station (90 Km from Mcleodganj)
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Mcleodganj And Dharamshala Bus Stop

How To Reach McLeodganj From Delhi | Gurgaon | Noida

By Road

There are direct private and government buses for the McLeodganj & Dharamshala. If you want to come by road, then, in my opinion, private buses Volvo AC buses are the best option because you can bargain for the price with them, but Government buses have fixed price.

I pay just 800 from Delhi for the McLeodganj, which much cheaper than the Government buses.

You can find buses at the Kashmiri Gate and Majnu Ka Tila.

By Air

You can avail flight for the Gaggal Airport from Delhi, from there Mcleodganj is just 18 Km. You can find a taxi and private cabs out of the Airport for the Mcleodganj.

By Rail:

You can come to Mcleodganj by rail, but I will not recommend this as there is no direct connectivity.

Mcleodganj is around 90 Km from its nearest railway station (Pathankot Railway Station ). From the railway station, you have to take a taxi or Bus to Mcleodganj.

If you compare the price and convenience, the Bus is the best option over the rail to come to McLeodganj.

How To Reach McLeodganj From Dharamshala 

Shared taxis will be the cheapest option to reach McLeodganj from Dharamshala, but you have to wait for the other fellow travelers who are also going to McLeodganj.

If you don’t want to waste your time, then you can also book a private cab.

There are also timely buses on this route, but you have to wait way longer because there is only one Bus that runs on this route.

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There are buses on this route; you can get exact information about timing and bus stops from the local peoples.

You can also book private taxis. If you are in a group, then it will not be much expensive.

How To Reach McLeodganj From Kolkata

There is no direct way to come to McLeodganj from Kolkata. Here are the possible ways to reach which you can take.

By Air: 

You can book a direct flight to the Gaggal airport. First, you will reach the Delhi Airport, and from there, you have to change the flight to the Gaggal airport.

Or you can come to Delhi by flight, from there you can take the private or government buses for the Mcleodganj.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is the Pathankot Railways; you can check if there is any train available on the route from Kolkata To Pathankot. From there you can take the Bus or flight for the Mcleodganj.

You can also come to Delhi by rail, and then can take the Bus for the Mcleodganj.

How To Reach McLeodganj From Pune

If budget is not the issue, then the best option will be the flight. Book the air tickets for the Gaggal Airport. The flight will not be direct; you have to change the Gaggal Airport’s flight from Delhi. From the Gaggal Airport, you can book a cab for the McLeodganj.

If your budget is very tight, then you can book a train for the Pathankot Railway Station for the Pune. From there you can find buses or cabs for the McLeodganj. But it will take more than 45 hours to reach McLeodganj from Pune.

You can also consider booking the air ticket for Delhi, from there you can take the Bus for the Mcleodganj or Dharamshala. There are plenty of buses from Kashmiri Gate and Majnu Ka Tila.

How To Reach McLeodganj From Mumbai

If your budget is good and you want to save time, then a flight will be the best option. Book the air tickets for the Gaggal Airport. The flight will not be direct; you have to change the fight for the Gaggal Airport from Delhi Airport. From the Gaggal Airport, you can book a cab for the McLeodganj.

If you are looking for a Budget-friendly option, then you can book a train for the Pathankot Railway Station. From there you can find buses or cabs for the McLeodganj.

You can also book an air ticket for Delhi, from there you can take the Bus for the Mcleodganj or Dharamshala. There are plenty of buses from Kashmiri Gate and Majnu Ka Tila.

How To Reach McLeodganj From Varanashi

The best way to reach the McLeodganj from Varanashi is by Train. Take the Train to the Pathankot Railway station, and from there you can take the Bus or cab to the McLeodganj.

If you are want to save time and have no budget issue, then come by air. The nearest Airport to McLeodganj is the Gaggal Airport which is around 18 Km from McLeodganj. You can find cabs for the McLeodganj from out of the Airport.

You can also consider booking the air ticket for Delhi, from there you can take the Bus for the Mcleodganj or Dharamshala. There are plenty of buses from Kashmiri Gate and Majnu Ka Tila.


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Hi, i'm Rahul Choudhary. I am a content marketer by profession, and a traveller by choice. I am travelling for three years, but occasionally, now I am slowly shifting my career to Travel Blogging as it is the perfect match of my career and passion. I am self-employed, which gives me the complete freedom to work from anywhere. Even I am very much inspired by the digital nomad lifestyle.